Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Players Championship goes to a three hole aggregate playoff system

Instead of a sudden death playoff beginning at the 17th, the Players Championship will now have a three hole aggregate playoff on holes 16,17, and 18.

This makes for a great mix with the par-5 16th, the island green par-3 17th, and the difficult par-4 18th. It should create a lot of extra drama should the tournament go to a playoff.

Monday, April 14, 2014

U.S. Open betting odds at Pinehurst

Early betting odds for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in June:

Rory McILroy: 10-1
Tiger Woods: 10-1
Adam Scott: 12-1
Phil Mickelson: 16-1
Henrik Stenson: 22-1
Justin Rose: 22-1
Bubba Watson: 25-1
Jason Day: 25-1
Jordan Spieth: 25-1
Graeme McDowell: 33-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Rickie Fowler: 50-1
Steve Stricker: 50-1
Webb Simpson: 50-1
Jim Furyk: 66-1
Ernie Els: 100-1

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Masters Pairings and Tee Times: Round One

Three time Masters champion Phil Mickelson will be paired with Ernie Els and Justin Rose.
Here are notable Masters pairings and tee times for Thursday.

9:13 am (Angel Cabrera, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter)

9:35 am (Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker)

9:57 am (Zach Johnson, KJ Choi, Steve Stricker)

10:41 am (Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Matt Fitzpatrick)

10:52 am (Jordan Spieth, Rory McILroy, Top Five Reed)

12:20 pm (Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, T. Jaidee)

1:04 pm (Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson)

1:15 pm (Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Luke Donald)

1:37 pm (Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Peter Hanson)

1:48 pm (Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Justin Rose)

1:59 pm (Harris English, Lee Westwood, Russell Henley)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Masters Prop Bets

Jason Day is a favorite to win the Masters in 2014
With the Masters beginning this Thursday, here are a few examples of prop bets that can be made.

Will there be a course record set at the Masters? (62 or lower)

Will there be a left handed winner this year at the Masters? (In the last decade, Mickelson has won three, Bubba Watson and Mike Weir have one each)

Will there be a playoff at the Masters?

Will there be an albatross at the Masters?

Will there be a hole in one at the Masters?

Will Jason Day make a hole in one at the Masters?

What will Phil Mickelson score on the first hole of the Masters?

Betting Odds: Favorites to win the Masters
Betting Odds: Longshots to win the Masters

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Masters Betting Odds 2014: Favorites to win

Rory McILroy at Augusta National

Masters Betting Odds: Favorites to win

Rory McILroy: 7-1
Adam Scott: 9-1
Phil Mickelson: 12-1
Jason Day: 14-1
Dustin Johnson: 16-1
Henrik Stenson: 18-1
Bubba Watson: 20-1
Matt Kuchar: 20-1
Jordan Spieth: 25-1
Justin Rose: 25-1
Zack Johnson: 25-1
Keegan Bradley: 28-1
Sergio Garcia: 28-1
Charl Schwartzel: 40-1
Hunter Mahan: 40-1
Jason Dufner: 40-1
Angel Cabrera: 50-1
Graeme McDowell: 50-1
Harris English: 50-1
Patrick Reed: 50-1
Jimmy Walker: 55-1

Longshots to win

Masters Betting Odds 2014: Longshots to win

Ernie Els
Masters betting odds to win:

K.J. Choi: 100-1
Marc Leishman: 100-1
Ernie Els: 125-1
Martin Kaymer: 125-1
Matteo Manassero: 125-1
Billy Horschel: 125-1
Fred Couples: 150-1
Tim Clark: 200-1
Kevin Stadler: 200-1
Stewart Cink: 250-1
Vijay Singh: 250-1
Y.E. Yang: 250-1
Steven Bowditch: 300-1
Darren Clarke: 400-1
Mike Weir: 500-1
Bernard Langer: 500-1
Tom Watson: 1000-1
Sandy Lyle: 2000-1

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tiger Woods out of Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods announced on his website that he has withdrawn from the Masters after undergoing back surgery earlier in the week. He will miss the Masters for the first time in his career and his chase of the record books will have to wait.

"It's tough right now, but I'm absolutely optimistic about the future," Woods said. "There are a couple of records by two outstanding individuals and players that I hope one day to break. As I've said many times, Sam and Jack reached their milestones over an entire career. I plan to have a lot of years left in mine."

His target date to attempt to return will most likely be the U.S. Open at Pinehurst beginning on June 12th.